Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/204971
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice
Odhiambo, Nicholas M.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper No. WP/18/039
Publisher: 
African Governance and Development Institute (AGDI), Yaoundé
Abstract: 
This study assesses linkages between social media and governance dynamics in 49 African countries for the year 2012. The empirical evidence is based on ordinary least squares and quantile regressions. Ten bundled and unbundled governance dynamics are used, notably: (i) polit ical governance (entailing "voice & accountability" and political stability/no violence); (ii) economic governance (involving regulation quality and government effectiveness); (iii) institutional governance (comprising the rule of law and corruption-control) and (iv) general governance (entailing political, economic and institutional governance). Social media is measured with Facebook penetration. The findings show that Facebook penetration is positively associated with governance dynamics and these positive nexuses differ in terms of significance and magnitude of significance throughout the conditional distribution of the governance dynamics.
Subjects: 
Governance
Social media
Africa
JEL: 
G20
O38
O40
O55
P37
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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